Volaris plane image via wikipedia user Alan Wilson

published on September 4, 2019 - 2:51 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Mexico-based airline Volaris has added another international destination to its service out of Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

Beginning Oct. 29, Volaris will launch nonstop service to León, Mexico, with twice weekly flights to the popular destination in the Bajío region of the state of Guanajuato.

The move comes in time for the holiday travel season and expands a third gateway from Fresno to Mexico, joining Guadalajara and Morelia.

Service between Fresno (FAT) and León (BJX) will operate Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the Léon to Fresno leg departing at 12:12 a.m. and arriving at 1:55 a.m. Fresno to Léon departs at 3:35 a.m. and arrives at 8:43 a.m.

According to the Volaris website, a one way ticket on the day the service launches ranges from $64.87 to $127.87, discounted from $89.99 to $152.99.

“The addition of a third international destination is a significant air service milestone and reflects the increased demand for nonstop flights from the Central Valley to Mexico and beyond,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “We are pleased that our airline partner Volaris continues to meet this demand by introducing new cities, such as León, with convenient nonstop flights to support the expanding air service needs of our growing region.”

Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently ranks fourth in the nation for serving Mexico’s Guadalajara region. Service from Fresno to Guadalajara, Morelia and the surrounding region represents 13 percent of the Airport’s annual passenger traffic.

“At Volaris, the most important thing is our Customers. We continually look for ways to enable them to visit their family and friends or do business, and that means offering compelling routes at the best rates. We are very happy to launch this new route because we know that it will facilitate more people visiting their loved ones during the next December holiday season, as well as empower many entrepreneurs from both California and the Bajío to grow their businesses,” said Miguel Aguiñiga, director of market development for Volaris.

In addition to Volaris, Aeromexico also flies to Guadalajara out of Fresno.

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